pincher (plural pinchers)
- A person or thing that pinches, as in squeezing; e.g. a miser or penny pincher.
- A person or thing that pinches, as in stealing; e.g. a thief or kleptomaniac.
1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VII and XII:
- “And they would certainly take offence, were their son to be accused of theft.” “It would stir them up like an egg whisk. I mean, however well they know that Wilbert is a pincher, they don't want to have it rubbed in.” [...] “And if ever a man needed to be constantly under an eye, it's the above kleptomaniac.” “The what?” “Haven't you been told? Wilbert's a pincher. [...] He pinches things. Everything that isn't nailed down is grist to his mill.”
- Misspelling of pincer.
pincher m (plural pinchers)